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Free Universal Pre-K Program Available for City of Utica and Waterville Central School District Children for the 2022-23 School Year

Free Universal Pre-K Program Available for City of Utica and Waterville Central School District Children for the 2022-23 School Year

The Neighborhood Center is partnering with the Utica City and Waterville Central School Districts to offer free enrollment for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for the 2022-2023 school year. Children must be four years old by December 1st and live within the districts. In the Utica City School District: UPK morning or afternoon classes are offered SeptemberContinue reading →

North Utica Community Center Using Technology to Battle Loneliness

North Utica Community Center Using Technology to Battle Loneliness

UTICA, NY – The North Utica Senior Citizens Community Center has received a grant from The Mele Family Fund and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida County to help battle loneliness using robotic pets. The two-pronged approach to mitigating social isolation, loneliness, and cognitive decline will include the animatronic pets and the promotion ofContinue reading →

Gala Di Mistero Masquerade Ball to Benefit The Neighborhood Center

Gala Di Mistero Masquerade Ball to Benefit The Neighborhood Center

UTICA, NY… The Neighborhood Center is hosting their infamous Gala Di Mistero in person again this summer! After hosting their Gala virtually last year in light of COVID, this year, guests can enjoy a mysterious and intriguing evening in person, a masquerade ball if you will…be amazed as you see Teugega Country Club transformed toContinue reading →

Spring Craft Fair planned at North Utica Community Center Saturday, April 9

Spring Craft Fair planned at North Utica Community Center Saturday, April 9

UTICA, NY – The North Utica Community Center is hosting a Spring Craft Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The Center is hoping this will become a bi-annual event planned for the Spring and the Fall. The Craft Fair is free, open to the public and benefits the programsContinue reading →

Neighborhood Center Helping to Promote National CACFP Week

Neighborhood Center Helping to Promote National CACFP Week

National CACFP Week is March 13-19, 2022. The primary goal of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is to serve nutritious meals to children attending childcare homes and centers. Secondary goals are: 1. The establishment of positive eating habits at the earliest stages of development. 2. Reduction of future health care and educationContinue reading →

North Utica Community Center hosting Free, Open to Public & Life-saving Event

UTICA, NY – Join the North Utica Community Center and Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol for a Seminar on Yellow Dot and Project Lifesaver Programs on Thursday, February 17th at 11:00am Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a crash orContinue reading →

Free Universal Pre-K Program Available for City of Utica Children for the 2021-22 School Year

Free Universal Pre-K Program Available for City of Utica Children for the 2021-22 School Year

UTICA, NY – The Neighborhood Center is partnering with the Utica City School District to offer free enrollment for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for the 2021-2022 school year. Children must be four years old by December 1st and live within the district. UPK morning or afternoon classes are offered September thru June and they follow theContinue reading →

MCAT & UPD Pilot Partnership

Mental health is a concern in our communities today. As we have endured more than a year of pandemic restrictions, sickness and death of loved ones, and living in isolation since last March of last year, many are suffering from mental health crises. At times these crises manifest to the level in which an individualContinue reading →